Chennai-Salem Expressway

Cloud over compensation

Print edition : September 28, 2018

Distraught farmers of Kannankottai village of Tiruvallur district who lost their fertile lands in November 2014 to a reservoir. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The section of the Salem-Ulundurpet national highway where a bridge has not been completed because of litigation over land acquisition, stalling the four-laning of the road. Farmers who lost their land for the project have been fighting for fair compensation for over a decade. Photo: Ilangovan Rajasekaran

Confusion prevails over fixing compensation for acquisition of land for development, leaving scores of farmers in the lurch.
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